Wednesday Words #3 – The Tragedy of Us

“I’d tell you I miss you but I don’t know how. I’ve never heard silence quite this loud.”  Taylor Swift We all have that one person in our life who we can’t quite forget, don’t we? That person we’re still holding out for an apology from, even years later. That person things didn’t end wellContinue reading “Wednesday Words #3 – The Tragedy of Us”

Weekend Recap ~ More Surprises All Around…

Sometimes a book will surprise you in a good way, taking your breath away even though it’s something you never thought you’d love. Other times a book will surprise you because you know you should, by all accounts, love it, but your heart just isn’t in it and you can barely keep your eyes onContinue reading “Weekend Recap ~ More Surprises All Around…”

Sunday Shelfie ~ Upcoming Reads (as Picked by my Hunky Hubby!)

Hello and Happy Sunday, dear Readers! I’m a bit of a book hoarder, I’ll be the first to admit. When it comes to buying paperbacks, I’m a loose canon, and I simply cannot be trusted in a bookstore, surrounded by gorgeous covers and crisp pages. For this reason, I’ve amassed about 35 books in myContinue reading “Sunday Shelfie ~ Upcoming Reads (as Picked by my Hunky Hubby!)”

Emerald & Opal ~ 2018’s Great Bookish Adventure!

From the moment I met my best friend Camille during our undergraduate creative writing course, I knew our relationship was going to be something special. Maybe it’s because of how similar our names are.  Maybe it’s because of how opposite our physical appearances are, despite our styles being nearly identical.  Maybe it’s because she’s aContinue reading “Emerald & Opal ~ 2018’s Great Bookish Adventure!”

Eligible ~ #JNGReads

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a remarkably entertaining read that I enjoyed very much! This novel is part of a broader series called The Austen Project, in which contemporary authors rework and rewrite some of Jane Austen’s most popular works. Sittenfeld’s story Eligible adapts the plot of Pride and Prejudice and it is an incrediblyContinue reading “Eligible ~ #JNGReads”

“I want a wife…” – #JNGReads and #JNGWatches

“Jane, I want a wife. I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me. I want a wife to share my bed every night. All day if we wish. If I can’t have that, I’d rather die. We’re not the platonic sort, Jane.” – Jane Eyre, 2006 BBC Miniseries “Her entire world ceasedContinue reading ““I want a wife…” – #JNGReads and #JNGWatches”

The Great Book Rescue — #JNGReads

Last weekend, I was called to my duty as an Avid Reader and forced to rescue a book from a shelf where I believe it would’ve been underappreciated and unloved. The story goes like this… I was walking through the Dollar Store with my mother. She was in pursuit of masking tape or paintbrushes orContinue reading “The Great Book Rescue — #JNGReads”

Where I Read — Home Away From Home

Hello hello and happy weekend! Can I just say that there is nothing better in the summer than weekends! Who wants to wear dress pants in 40 degrees Celsius? Not this girl! Anyway, I digress. This week, I’ve decided to skip the #JNGReads/#JNGListens post and instead do another entry about a location Where I Read.Continue reading “Where I Read — Home Away From Home”

The Bride’s Side – #JNGWeds

“‘I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.’” – Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen This is a bit of a belated blog post. I should’ve written about this quote last weekend, in a #JNGReads entry, but I had such a busy schedule that I didn’t get around to discussing theseContinue reading “The Bride’s Side – #JNGWeds”

Janille Reads Jane – Northanger Abbey

I have to make a startling admission which I’ve probably already alluded to here on the blog: I am not the biggest fan of Jane Austen. I am one of those people who is loyal to Charlotte Brontë, who loves Charles Dickens, who enjoys long and eloquent descriptions full of emotion and feeling. I’m notContinue reading “Janille Reads Jane – Northanger Abbey”